Things To Do


Howard William Steer (1947) has lived his whole life in Broken Hill and has been painting and winning art prizes for the past 30 years. The majority of Howard’s paintings depict the people of the outback and their fight against the harshness of the Australian environment. The struggle that early miners had in gaining a living in the Broken Hill mines and their constant union battles to gain acceptable working conditions are also a favourite theme.

A predominant feature throughout Howard’s work depicts his sense of humour. Howard’s “gossamer winged” flying doctor, features in many works.
Address: 721 William Street, Broken Hill
P: (08) 8087 4736
M: 0409 286 490


This is another historic building in Argent street.
Original construction of the one and two-storey corner building was during 1890-92, and comprised of five arched openings and a porch on the corner at ground level.
Address: 258-260 Argent Street



Address: 638 Chapple Street, Broken Hill
Telephone/Facsimile: 08 8087 5881
E-Mail: Jack Absalom Gallery
Gallery is open each day from 10am to 5pm.
Gallery is closed January and February and Christimas Day each year.


Poets in the Pub

Date: Monday, 6th June
Venue: Black Lion Inn, Broken Hill
Contact Details: George Cole – Ph: 08 8087 6660
Ray Cook – Ph: 08 8088 4272
Dallas Hunt – Ph: 08 8088 2086
Poets in the Pub are meeting every first Monday of the month commencing 7.15pm. There is no admission fee and the evening is open to all. We encourage all visitors to perform their own work. If they don’t have any with them we can supply them with some of the better known poets of Australia, and others from away.
Our evenings are very informal and we aim for all to have a fun time in a relaxed environment. Our attendance varies from many to a few and there’s never a dull evening. We look forward to hearing your poetry, or enjoying ours. See you soon!
Community Markets
Date: Saturday, 11th June
Venue: 200 Beryl Street, Broken Hill


Contact Details: David McGrath

Ph: 08 8087 8903
Fax: 08 8087 9036
E: bhcominc(at)
Start: 8am
A variety of goods for sale!
Fresh fruit & veggies, gourmet meats, jams, pickles, cakes, biscuits, Asian food, chocolates, sweets, olive trees and products, souvenirs, toys, clothes, paintings, folk art, engraved glass
…and of course a good old Aussie BBQ

The market is held every second Saturday of the month.


2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Date: 15th June
Venue: Broken Hill Entertainment Centre
Time: 8pm
Contact Details: Broken Hill Visitors Centre
Phone: 08 8080 3560
Email: tourist(at)
The 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival goes on the road visiting desinations from Devonport to Darwin, Broken Hill to Bunbury. A cast of big local names, newcomers and overseas guests prove there’s nowhere a comedian fears to tread.


Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club – Social Ride

Date: Every Sunday
Venue: Town Square, Broken Hill
Contact Details: Richard Walker
Mobile: 0409 578 824
Shelley Clarke
Mobile: 0419 283 745
Meet at the town square on Argent St on Sunday mornings when there is no scheduled event.

Bowls for Everyone

Date: Every Friday Night
Venue: 100 Eyre St, Broken Hill
Contact Details: Teresa Hayes
Ph: 08 8088 1966
Every Friday night from 6pm at the Broken Hill Bowling Club. Families with children welcome.


Patton Street Markets

Date: Every Sunday
Venue: Patton Street
Contact Details: Ken Williams
Phone: (03) 5022 9934


New stallholders

please contact Ken!
Time: 9am till 1pm
Come check us out!


Picnic Train

Date: 19th June
Venue: Kintore Reserve
Contact Details: West Darling Machinery Preservation Society
Rex Lord
Phone: 8087 8226
Children and adults most welcome from 10am to 1pm. Entrance by gold coin donation.
Book your Accommodation and Tours online with Broken Hill City Council
Mail Enquiries: Broken Hill City Council PO BOX 448 BROKEN HILL NSW 2880
Tel: 08 8080 3560 Email: